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Here you can read the latest on news, events, stories, and blog posts.
Blog / March 9th, 2023
Teenage Emotional Wellbeing and Environmental Engagement
Our project used environmental, and creative arts related activities, to support the young people’s emotional wellbeing and self-confidence. The programme’s activities developed their arts-based skills and also included visits to Haystax Inclusive Farm Experience in County Durham, where they participated in a range of environmental based activities.
Podcasts / January 5th, 2023
Andy Tait | Videographer/Photographer
Andy's change of professional direction through studying a masters in IT and software did not lead him to the to the career he had anticipated, but resulted in him working in the creative arts as a filmmaker.
Blog / December 20th, 2022
Christmas Roundup 2022
What a year it has been for Building Self-Belief – it is such a relief that we are finally getting back to normal after the ongoing uncertainly linked to the Covid restrictions. Now we are back in full flow, we have exciting times ahead.
Films / December 19th, 2022
Travelling Home for Christmas | Robson Laidler Christmas Video 2022 - Featuring Building Self-Belief CIO
The Building Self-belief team were delighted to be invited to take part in the Robson Laidler Christmas video, which this year is a parody of Chris Rea’s 'Driving Home for Christmas' video, with a sustainability theme. We performed along with the County Durham Community Foundation and Oases Housing. Please enjoy the video, and feel free to share it!
Films / November 11th, 2022
Building Self-Belief CIO~Tow Law Primary School WW1 Heritage Lottery Project
On Remembrance Day we would like to reshare our fabulous World War 1 Project with Tow Law Millenium Primary School. It was a project that truly captured the spirit of Remembrance.
Blog / October 26th, 2022
I Don't See You as Disabled
"I don't see you as being disabled", said my friend at dinner the other night. The reactions of my other friends at the table were a clue they had said something inappropriate, but they weren't sure what. When we got home that night, they messaged me with a puzzled apology. I'd like to share with you my response.Our fabulous Trustee, Claire Dellar explains how proud she is to be disabled.
Blog / October 5th, 2022
Celebrating Black History
Celebrate, Educate, Inspire – Our Trustee Gary Jones has been invited to a special reception at Parliament on the 26th October 2022 to celebrate Black History Month.
Blog / September 16th, 2022
As we approach winter 2022 with an energy crisis looming - here's a story from my youth that acts as a warning of the perils linked to using a hot water bottle.
Films / July 15th, 2022
North Shields Fish Quay Community Heritage Project | Christ Church C of E Primary School
During the summer term of 2022, we were thrilled to deliver our Heritage Programme to the children of Christ Church C of E Primary School. During this programme, the children researched the way that North Shields Fish Quay, and the local fishing industry, has shaped the lives of local people over hundreds of years.
Films / July 5th, 2022
'Let's Create' Platinum Jubilee Project
Building Self-Belief CIO supported Tow Law Millennium Primary School, County Durham, and the wider Community in a range of creative and cultural activities to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.
Films / August 22nd, 2022
The Meadow Well Teenage | Community Links & Aspirations Programme
Building Self-Belief CIO delivered a twelve-week programme for ten Year 9 girls, selected by the Head of Year, at Norham High School. Our Wellbeing Programme has helped the girls learn how to build better friendships, have a better understanding of how others are feeling and become integral members of the local Meadow Well Community.
Podcasts / May 5th, 2022
Helen Cowan | Founder of The Tall Wall and Executive Coach
Helen describes how her positions at KPMG evolved into her creating her own company as a collective of executive coaches. She gives young people brilliant advice about how to create a positive approach to embarking on a career.
Blog / March 16th, 2022
Empowering Consett’s Youth
Building Self-Belief’s mission as a charity it to empower young people and give them the strategies and the self-belief to take ownership of their lives. Our mission is to “Build Stronger Communities through Building Self-Belief’ and we feel that a strong Youth Panel is the perfect way to give young people a voice and ensure that they have a say in their own community.
Blog / February 14th, 2022
New Boundaries for Young People?
Urgent action is needed in society and schools to support the sexual education of our young people.
Blog / January 11th, 2022
Dealing With Anxiety
At aged 11, my son suffered a breakdown of mental health, and was off school for pretty much 4 years. He has never spoken about what he has been through these last few years openly, but yesterday wrote a blog and presented me with his account, and wanted it shared. This is his story.
Blog / February 2nd, 2022
Greyhound Bus Moments
The Article in The Observer concentrates on film Greyhound Bus Moments, but I thought I would share with you all my own personal experience of Greyhound buses.